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Watershed awareness/rain barrel workshop


Last updated 4/6/2015 at 6:10pm

PA Resources Council is offering a series of Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops.

Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, to supply non-chlorinated water for gardening and to keep excess water out of the stormwater system, thus alleviating one of the causes of flooding, water pollution, and combined sewer overflow in the region.

The workshop will address rain water harvesting, water pollution issues and solutions. By catching, storing and re-directing your roof water for on-site usage you will take advantage of this free source of precious water while at the same time contributing to groundwater recharge and a reduction in nonpoint source pollution and flooding.

Participants receive the instructions and hardware to make their own rain barrel and receive a coupon for a $10 discount on a food grade, 55-gallon, plastic barrel at Penn Barrel Co.

Cost is $50/person or $55/couple.

Workshops are offered at:

Green Tree Municipal Building on April 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Phipps Garden Center on April 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Bedner’s Farm and Greenhouse, McDonald, PA on April 26 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Phipps Garden Center on June 2 from 7-8:30 p.m.

To register, contact Nancy at 412-488-7490 X247 or To register on-line go to


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